…in three sentences:
If you get lung cancer from smoking then you shouldn’t get treatment. It says right on the box may cause cancer.Let mother nature takes its course for the next 20 years and see where we are after that.
I’ll explain to my Mom that if she be like to die she had better do it and decrease the surplus population because some Real Catholic[TM] thinks that the sick should simply be subjected to “Mother Nature taking its course.” Hell’s bells. Why do we even *have* hospitals? If the sick and injured are dumb enough to have accidents or expose themselves to illness or not pursue flawless lives of diet and exercise, we should just let them die–as Jesus said to do.
“Man,” said the Ghost, “if man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is, and Where it is. Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die? It may be, that in the sight of Heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than millions like this poor man’s child. Oh God! to hear the Insect on the leaf pronouncing on the too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust!”
What’s fascinating to me is that chemically pure libertarian’s rugged individualism (this was, weirdly, spoken in the middle of a diatribe about the absolute primacy of the second amendment) drives him to enthusiasm for exactly the same thinking that motivates every lefty euthanasia and death panel enthusiast.And so, strangely–or perhaps not so strangely–the party that pretends to be prolife cheers–cheers!–at the idea of letting the uninsured die in just the same way that Paul Krugman calls for death panels:
The mark of a pagan culture is its contempt for the weak and exaltation of the strong. A de-Christianized culture, whether lefty or righty, will do this, because a de-Christianized culture will be a pagan culture where the strong do as they like and the weak suffer what they must. Rand is the drug of choice for the right winger who wants to euthanize his Christianity. Marx or Sanger tend to be the favorites on the left for the same process.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.